rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~camping ahoy!~

a tidy looking camper~soon to show signs of everyday living!

well we have pippin packed with supplies as we are off to a pagan gathering tomorrow...a harvest moon gathering none the less!

in the morning we shall detour to our friend simon who has a 'new' radiator for us which swampy will fit straight away-the consensus of several mechanically minded folk seems to be the radiator is clogged and this is why it is overheating. we found yesterday if we keep our speed at about 40mph pippin does not overheat~so it will be a mighty slow drive to simon, with us at def con one for any signs of overheating (we have two large water containers with us!)

from the harvest moon gathering we will (hopefully) drive up to the malverns where we volunteer at setting up a big show every year.

so ten days of sleeping under the stars~almost, as i will be sleeping in pippin but its still camping out!

i hope the coming days treat you all kindly and will catch up with all your blogs when i come home.


Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip, I wish you the best in making a safe journey to that radiator! :) ~ER~

Rose said...

I know you will have a lovely time, whatever the weather decides to do....

Swampy is a name which takes me back somewhat to Newbury and bypasses...

Rowan said...

Have a wonderful time and I hope the new radiator makes Pippin all better:) Have been meaning to comment on a coiple of your posts but haven't had time so should be a couple waiting when you get back.

Kat_RN said...

We also camp tonight, but only for tonight. Best of luck with Pippin. Love the poem. I haven't stopped by for awhile, glad I did.

al hayball said...

hope u sort it out guys and good luck at vanfest!
no Acton farm then for another year!
we will return...I'll be camping next weekend in the 'MOOMITE' van at kent so hope it aint too chilly!

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France